One of the most impactful ways to make a difference, if you're able, is by using your wallet. If you're feeling fired up after this weekend's Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C., you could consider donating to Native American organizations near you, or around the country.
This year's Indigenous Peoples March drew an immense amount of attention after a viral video depicting teenagers in MAGA hats surrounding Vietnam War veteran and Omaha elder Nathan Phillips tore across the internet. The footage sparked outrage, and prompted discussions about the pervasiveness of racism, especially among young people.
But if you want to take a step in a positive direction, and do something to directly support Native American communities, putting your money in the right place could make a world of difference for people who need it. There are a swath of nonprofits and organizations who support Native Americans around the country, providing resources like material goods, or else services like educational support, or even elderly care. Simply picking the need that speaks to you most directly, and sending donations in that direction, could be a great way to bolster support for a particular organization's cause. Nonprofits often devote a lot of energy to fundraising, and every little bit of proactive help can go a long way.